Mounts Botanical Garden is hosting a new exhibit, Twisted. Artist Patrick Dougherty is combining “both his carpentry skills and love of nature. Over the years, his work has evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental-scale environmental works that require saplings by the truckload,” Mounts’ website says. / Graphic courtesy Mounts

Mounts Botanical Garden, celebrating its 41st year in Palm Beach County, boasts more than 2,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants. One of the highlights of 2019 is the exhibit Twisted: Patrick Dougherty Entwined.

Artist Dougherty is now creating a large on-site structure of thousands of interwoven saplings. Visitors can watch him work as he brings his art to fruition. Volunteers can help to create the final work; see below for contact information.

Dougherty, based in North Carolina, is well known for his so-called Stickwork projects. They “combine both his carpentry skills and love of nature. Over the years, his work has evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental-scale environmental works that require saplings by the truckload,” the Mounts website says.

Stickwork schedule *

“January 8-18 – The Stickwork Community Build is underway.
January 16th – Join us for a Meet the Artist and Book Signing, 6-7 pm.
January 21- Garden is closed for Martin Luther King Day observance.
January 22-26 – Final week of Community Build.
January 26 – Mounts members and Community Build volunteers are invited to a Naming Ceremony, 5-6:30 pm.”
* Source: www.mounts.org/product/twisted

Twisted will be at Mounts through June 30, 2019.

Mounts, at 531 N. Military Trail in suburban West Palm Beach, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 (general); $5 (ages 5-12); free for Mounts members.

For more information, call 561-233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.